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Air Pollution From Cars Linked to Degenerative Eye Disease

The effects of pollution on human health are often subtle yet wide-reaching. Case in point, a new study out Tuesday seems to show that heavy exposure to certain automobile fumes can raise the risk of developing a degenerative disease that steadily erodes eyesight. Read More >>

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Contact Lenses That Can Change Focus and Zoom When You Blink Move Closer to Reality

Believe it or not, contact lenses are still an option for those who wear glasses that accommodate multiple prescriptions, but because of the unique approach they take to remedying vision problems, it can sometimes take over a month to get used to using them. Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a better alternative with a prototype contact lens that can automatically switch between focusing on near or far objects by detecting the wearer’s eye movements. Read More >>

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Don’t Shower With Your Contacts In, Man Blinded by Eye Parasites Warns

A reporter’s harrowing story of losing sight in his right eye is sure to terrify anyone who’s been lax about contact lens hygiene. He contracted a rare parasitic infection, likely as a result of showering with his contacts in. The costly mistake required over 18 months of intensive treatments, and there’s a chance he may never see out of his right eye again. Read More >>

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Doctors Warn Smoking Destroys Your Eyes as Well as Everything Else

Eye doctors, who call themselves optometrists when being formal and filling out car insurance forms, would like cigarette packaging to start warning smokers of the dangers of sight loss too; as it's perhaps not widely known that the old smokey sticks can have a terrible impact on eyesight. Read More >>

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Man Chugs Erectile Dysfunction Drug, Ends Up With Permanently Red-Tinted Vision

One man’s experience with a common erectile dysfunction drug turned out to be a lot more eye-opening than he expected. According to his doctors, he developed a seemingly permanent red tint to his color vision after taking a massive dose of sildenafil citrate. Read More >>

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Land Rover Wonders if Autonomous Cars Need Fake Eyes

Jaguar Land Rover has had an idea that's either the future of self-driving cars or today's attempt at getting in the news. We can't tell, but it sounds like a good idea, with the carmaker saying that it is testing autonomous cars with moving fake eyes to reassure pedestrians. Read More >>

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School Mocked for Banning Kids From Touching Snow

Kids at a London school have been banned from playing in the snow by their worried head teacher, because he's stressing that snowballs might take out eyes and leave him having to spend all of 2018/19's staff budget on compensation to the families of newly blinded children. Read More >>

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This is What A Retina Damaged By A Solar Eclipse Looks Like

Don't stare at the sun during a solar eclipse. Just don't. If you're wondering what kind of damage this celestial phenomenon can cause, look no further than these high-resolution photos that'll make you think twice about checking one out unprotected. Read More >>

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Loads of Car Drivers Can’t See Properly

A survey of some of the nation's optometrists has found that people who are warned that their eyesight is not up to scratch are paying no attention and driving home anyway, with the stats suggesting that as many as 30 per cent of UK drivers might be doing so with eyes that would fail the driving test's squint-at-a-number-plate system if taken today. Read More >>

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Can Lasers Blast Away Those Weird Squiggles at the Corners of Your Vision?

You’re staring at the sky on a sunny day when you notice, in the corner of your eye, a transparent squiggle floating slowly across the blue. You try and focus on it, but it eludes your glance, refusing to be resolved. No matter where you look, the squiggle knows. Read More >>

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What the Hell is Going On With This Eyeball?

A 37-year-old woman recently went to her eye doctor complaining of itching and watering eyes. While taking a close look, the doctor saw this freaky sight staring back. Read More >>

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How Long Can You Make Eye Contact Before Shit Gets Weird?

You can determine a lot by looking into a person’s eyes. For years, scientists have studied how eye contact builds trust and if it reveals whether someone is lying. Now, a new study published in the Royal Society Open Science today examines exactly how long we prefer to look someone in the eyes. Read More >>

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Google’s Patented an Electronic Lens to Inject Into Your Eyeballs

Compose yourself, it’s just a patent. For now, anyway. Someone at Google -- who we’re assuming has perfect vision -- has come up with a terrifying-sounding electronic device the would need to be injected directly into users’ eyeballs. Read More >>

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Screens Will Make Half the World Short Sighted by 2050

A study into the long-term effects of having a phone showing a viral video for a mobile phone company 18 inches from your face at all times makes for terrifying reading -- unless you're in the business of selling glasses. In which case, it's great news! Glasses for everyone! Read More >>

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Slimy Bacteria Can See and Move Like Eyeballs With Legs

We often talk about how spy agencies like GCHQ and NSA are a bunch of slimeballs, but we never expected to learn that actual slimeballs are also capable of watching everything around them. Scientists have discovered that bacteria act as weird, all-seeing eyeballs, which are able to sense light and move towards it. Read More >>